Crows – The Dying Race
Here’s another band that I’m sure most people haven’t heard of. They only did this one album and it was one of the first Century Media Records releases in 1991. I happened upon this when I was in Los Angeles in 1997. I had my own small time online CD and t-shirt business (Acacia Music) which was mainly supplied by Century Media and Metal Blade Records. I went out there on a buying trip to meet and talk to my sales reps. It was pretty cool that both companies offered me a position out there and I was certainly considering taking one of them and moving out there from Virginia. Unfortunately family issues arose and I needed to stay put for a while. But that’s neither here nor there.
While perusing the Century Media warehouse and filling up a shopping cart full of CDs, I saw Crows’ The Dying Race sitting on a shelf all by itself. I had never heard of them and confirmed with my rep that it was for sale and not just something someone left there. When he was tallying up my stash, the Crows CD didn’t show up in his inventory so he just gave it to me. I didn’t get a chance to hear until after I got back from California, but man am I glad I picked it up. This is some good stuff. Their main lyrical theme seems to heavly lean on American Indian culture and the poor treatment of them.
Members of this band were also in Scanner, Angel Dust, Mekong Delta and Sodom. Musically it’s sort of a NWOBHM style with great vocal melodies. This has been long out of print and I wanted to share it. Enjoy!
Here’s on of their slower tunes:
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